|CW Price retailer opens in former A.J. Wright space|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:20|
BELVEDERE GRAND OPENING
DECATUR—CW Price, a New York-based retailer, opened its Belvedere Plaza store on Nov. 10 to a crowd of excited shoppers who braved the crisp temperatures and formed a line that wrapped around the building.
The shoppers, eager to receive $5 gift cards that were being given away, welcomed the store’s official ribbon cutting with cheers and applause.
DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson, who was on hand for the grand opening, charged the store’s sales associates with the goal of greeting every customer with a smile and serving
the community not just in the store, but outside the store.
“Each of you are representatives of the CW Price company and you can make this (job) a stepping stone to greater things,” Johnson said.Store manager Darren Holloman and District Manager Dean Stead commended the store’s team for their hard work in getting the store open. The Belvedere store opened in the 25,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by A.J. Wright.
TJX, which owned A.J. Wright (along with T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods), shut down the A.J. Wright chain in February to allow the company to focus on its more profitable
Officials decided to convert 91 A.J. stores to other brands such as T.J. Maxx and C.W. Price, while closing down 71 stores across the country.
The CW Price chain offers discount clothing for women, men and children, along with home fashions and accessories.
Johnson said the Georgia Department of Labor worked with CW Price to hire DeKalb residents who live near the stores where they work.
About 40 people were hired for the Belvedere store and another 40 were hired for the CW Price on Hairston Road in Stone Mountain.
So far, CW Price has opened 18 locations in 11 states, said Belvedere store manager Daren Holloman.
“We thank CW Price for investing in the community and the revitalization of Memorial Drive is continuing,” Johnson said. “It began with Aldi’s followed by Walmart and the plaza
underwent a facelift and added the Hibachi Grill and we also have SunTrust Bank coming to the community. Business, government and community working together to make the difference,
this is a true Renaissance and we look for more to come.”
CW Price is a division of Conway Stores, Inc., which has four discount stores under that name in the metro Atlanta area, one of which is located at The Gallery at South DeKalb mall.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:21|